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Loretta Faye Ellis


1929 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Loretta Faye Ellis Obituary
Loretta Faye Ellis passed away at a hospice in Fort Worth on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at the age of 84. Loretta was born the eldest daughter of Arlie and Cora Poage on Dec. 25, 1929, in Dellvale, Kan. She graduated from Norton High School in 1947. In 1948, she married Warren Fought. Two sons were born to this union. They farmed northwest of Lenora, Kan., until 1976. In 1986, Loretta married LeRoy Irey of Oshkosh, Neb. They farmed and spent the winter months in southern Texas, where they purchased a home. She continued to live there after the death of LeRoy in 1993. In 2000, she married Gerald Ellis, moving later to Alvarado. Loretta was a member of Lenora Rebeka Lodge #381, life member of the Elks Lodge of Sidney, Neb., and VFW Auxiliary of Oshkosh, Neb. Loretta was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; one sister; one granddaughter; and one nephew. Survivors: Her husband, Gerald; sons, Melvin and Larry Fought and wife, Brenda; sister, Joyce Mapes and husband, Bob, of Norton, Kan.; stepdaughter, Marjorie Selsor; stepson, Steve Turner; two granddaughters; three great-granddaughters; one niece; and several nephews.
Published in Star-Telegram on Feb. 23, 2014
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